MQA Approval: (R/526/6/0078) 06/19 (MQA/FA9150)
Duration: 4 years
Intakes: January, May, October
Total Course Fees: RM49,050 (Malaysian), RM65,350 (International)
Medium of Instruction: English
Campus: Kampar
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)

The programme is an interdisciplinary discipline with a combination of civil engineering and chemical engineering. The programme aims to produce environmental engineer who will be successful in modern engineering practice, intergrate into the local and global workforce, and contribute to the economy of Malaysia and nation. The basic mission of the programme is to provide the fundamental intellectual knowledge, when supplemented by professional experience that will provide the technical and interpersonal skills required to conceive, plan, design, and implement the systems needed to provide and ensure environmental protection for human health and the sustainability of our natural ecosystem.

Environmental engineers possess a strong commitment to the environment and they enjoy a career that allows them to improve it. The most successful environmental engineers have background in mathematics and science and are detail-oriented. Environmental engineers make significant contributions in the areas of civil, structural and waste resource engineering. Upon graduation environmental engineers will know how to communicate with engineering knowledge in a variety of problem areas in the engineering industry.

Professional in this fled work on issue like wastewater treatment, toxic materials control and air quality control. Duties vary by project and can include collecting and analysing data, performing quality control checks, evaluating and devising solution for environmental hazards. Environmental engineers will be communicating with municipalities, urban and rural communities and even be involved with water resource management in agriculture. They even will be an industry leader in implementing engineering and environmental policies and procedures.


  1. UTAR is one of the pioneering universities offering a 4-year degree course in Environmental Engineering in Malaysia.
  2. UTAR Environmental Engineering has a comprehensive engineering programme with support from other faculties such as Biotechnology, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Applied Sciences and other disciplines.
  3. Industry Advisory Panel and External Examiners are appointed for the offered programme to maintain relevance and competency in line with industries need and development.
  4. Latest technologies are always incorporated into the course structure including membrane technology and green elements to equip students with the latest development trend of market and research areas.

Please note that this is an indicative list of courses for general reference only. The programme structure and course sequence plan may be subject to change without notice. It is therefore important to check with UTAR staff on the current programme structure at the time of enrollment. For existing UTAR students, kindly refer to UTAR portal.

YEAR 1   

Construction Materials
Engineering Drawing
Engineering Mechanics
English for Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Health and Sanitation
Fluid Mechanics
Mathematics for Engineering I
Microbiology for Environmental Engineers
National Language / Other Language
Strength of Materials
Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology


Contaminant Transport
Environmental Laboratories
Environmental Project Planning and Management
Fundamentals of Surveying
Introduction to Chemical Process Principles
Mathematics for Engineering II
Numerical Methods and Statistics
Open Channel Hydraulics
Soil Mechanics
Theory of Structures
Wastewater Treatment


Air and Noise Pollution Control
Applied Hydraulics
Basic Economics, Accounting and Management
Capstone Project
Fundamentals of Programming
Geotechnical Engineering for Environmental Engineer
Industrial Training
Reinforced Concrete Design
Structural Steel Design
Water Resources


Elective I
Elective II
Engineer in Society
Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
Environmental Management System
Highway and Transportation System
Law for Engineers
Solid Waste Management
Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
Water Supply Engineering

Elective I 
Hazardous Waste Management
Membrane Water Reclamation Technology

Elective II 
Renewable Fuel Energy and Resources
Sustainable Green Technology

MPU1* - Choose 1 Course
Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU1** - Choose 1 Course
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course
Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
Intoduction to Chinese Language I
Introduction to French
Introduction to German Language
Introduction to Japanese
Introduction to Korean
Introduction to Tamil Language
Introduction to Thai Language

Co-Curriculum - Choose 1 Course
Arts and Cultural Performance
Community Project
Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
Leadership and Teambuilding
Managing Personal Finance
Martial Arts
Music Performance
Oral Communication
Social Entrepreneurship Project
Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
Team Work and Collaborative Project
Work Ethics and EQ

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Planner and Designer
  • Environmental Researchers
  • EIA Consultant
  • An Operator of Pollution Control Facilities
  • Various Governmental Departments Working towards Green Development

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